Discussion: Dukkha: Disatisfaction

Yentzu will be leading the discussion Friday 7 PM – 8:50 PM, 2011 October 28.    The topic will be “dukkha” one of the 3 marks of existence.

Having covered two of the three marks of existence (anatta, anicca), this session will address the third: dukkha.  The focus will be on understanding what dukkha not only means through Sutta readings but also its representations/manifestations in daily life.  Discussion will also cover its relation to the other basic principles in the Dhamma, especially the Four Noble Truths and possible applications to enhance practice to better deal with dukkha over the course of one’s life.

The discussion will attempt to cover these readings:

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting in Motion the Wheel of Truth (Ven. Piyadassi Thera):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn56/sn56.011.piya.html

Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta: Setting the Wheel of Dhamma in Motion (Ven. Thanissaro):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn56/sn56.011.than.html

Dukkha Overview:
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/ptf/dhamma/sacca/sacca1/dukkha.html

Dukkha Sutta (SN 38.14):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/tipitaka/sn/sn38/sn38.014.than.html

“The Weight of Mountains” (Article by Ven. Thanissaro):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/thanissaro/mountains.html

All of Us Beset – Part IX only – (Ayya Khema):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/khema/allofus.html#ch9

The End of Suffering – Chapter 1 only – (Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi):
http://www.accesstoinsight.org/lib/authors/bodhi/waytoend.html#ch1

Morning Buddhist chants which may be used as a brief meditation before the discussion begins:
2011Oct28Discussion_MorningChantings

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